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Publication of the new European Standard for the use of Rainwater in June 2018


EN 16941-1:2018 On-site non-potable water systems - Part 1: Systems for the use of rainwater

This European Standard specifies the requirements and gives recommendations for the design, sizing, installation, identification, commissioning and maintenance of rainwater harvesting systems for the use of rainwater on-site as non-potable water. This European Standard also specifies the minimum requirements for these systems.



Irish Market Surveillance Campaign 2019


The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a Market Surveillance Campaign in 2019:

The Market Surveillance Authorities responsible for the Construction Products Regulations are carrying out a Market Surveillance Campaign, with the support of the National Building Control Office and The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. These campaigns support compliant business and ensure that safe, reliable products are placed on the Irish Market. They also have the effect of regularising bad practice and facilitating a level playing field for business.

The objective of the Market Surveillance Authority is to ensure that only products compliant with the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, are placed on the market.
If you receive a visit, the Market Surveillance Authority will primarily check that you have applied the CE Marking correctly and that you have all the required documentation in place. Please see the attached information note for further details.


For more detailed information, contact the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government:

Building Standards
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Custom House
Dublin 1
D01 W6X0

Tel: +353 1 888 2000


Market Surveillance Campaign information note [PDF]

Secondary treatment plants receiving effluent from septic tanks


Wastewater treatment plants tested by a notified body to EN 12566 Part 6 – prefabricated treatment units for septic tank effluent can now be certified according to the requirements of S.R. 66.

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